$4.5 Million Tractor Trailer Passed Stopped School Bus Resulting in Death of Child

Orangeburg, SC – Ms. Perkins and Mr. Whetstone, with co-counsel, tried this tragic case in front of a jury for several days before a settlement of $4.5 million was reached in this tractor trailer case. They pursued wrongful death and other claims against a trucking company and the truck driver who had passed a stopped school bus and struck and killed a 9 year-old child. They were able to show not only that the truck driver violated state laws by passing in violation of the school bus stop arm, but that the truck was speeding.

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